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Major airline set to resume flights to Pakistan

Major airline set to resume flights to Pakistan

A major airline is set to resume flying to Pakistan next year, for the first time in over 10 years. British Airways halted flights in to the country after a major hotel bombing in Islamabad - the nation's capital. And now, BA is set to be the first...

7 min. ago in Regional West
 
Man due in court over allegedly breaking into a funeral home and having sex with a dead body

Man due in court over allegedly breaking into a funeral home and having sex with a dead body

A man is due to appear in court after allegedly breaking into a funeral home and having sex with a dead body. Khurum Shazada is accused of illegally entering the Central England Co-operative undertakers in Walsall Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, on...

36 min. ago in Regional West
 

'They're not having a problem' Leeds United hero reveals his Aston Villa concern

Leeds United's returning hero Patrick Bamford has identified Aston Villa's attacking prowess as a cause for concern this weekend. Bamford announced his comeback from injury with the winner in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. But the...

44 min. ago in Regional West
 
Kings Norton's Ark Kings Academy closes early for Christmas due to leaking roof

Kings Norton's Ark Kings Academy closes early for Christmas due to leaking roof

A Kings Norton school has closed early for Christmas due to a leaking roof in the school hall. Ark Kings Academy, in Shannon Road, has took the decision to close on health and safety grounds. The damage led to mould forming in the school hall and...

today, 17:41 in Regional West
 

'Disgraceful' Former Manchester United man delivers this brutal verdict as Jose Mourinho sacked

A number of Manchester United players need to take a long, hard look at themselves after Jose Mourinho’s departure. That’s the view of Aston Villa legend and former Manchester United player Paul McGrath who launched a passionate defence of the sacked...

today, 17:31 in Regional West
 

Family of gran who died after routine surgery win settlement

The family of a loving gran who died of septicaemia after routine surgery have won a settlement from the hospital trust after they admitted her death was avoidable. Pensioner Dorothy Moule died in October 2014 just days after having hernia surgery at...

today, 17:18 in Regional West
 

Three arrests after taxi driver loses eye in horror stiletto attack

Police have arrested three people after a taxi driver lost an eye after allegedly being hit in the face by a stiletto. Afaq Iftikhar, 32, told how he was set upon after asking a group of friends to leave his cab near the Bullring. The dad-of-three was...

today, 17:18 in Regional West
 

Police seize 150 cannabis plants in Willenhall

Around 150 plants have been seized from a cannabis factory in Willenhall. Police found the cannabis plants growing in a property in Littleton Road, Short Heath , just after 11am on Tuesday (December 18). Officers from Willenhall's Neighbourhood...

today, 17:08 in Regional West
 

'Let's gerrit, fust' You'll love West Brom's response to this pessimistic fan

They've gone from boring boring to scoring scoring Albion this season. West Bromwich Albion have found the net more times than anybody in the Championship, rattling in 46 goals in 22 matches. Along with the three goals they have scored in three...

today, 17:02 in Regional West
 

Decades long row over homes on contaminated land in Erdington

A new proposal has been submitted to build nearly 200 homes on a former brick works with developers vowing to end a 40-year planning saga. Residents have fought developers targeting the old Nocks site in Erdington for decades over concerns the site is...

today, 17:02 in Regional West
 

Mothercare stores close down before Christmas - and promise huge savings

Shoppers are being offered huge savings just days before Christmas after Mothercare store closed down. A "huge closing down sale" launches tomorrow (Wednesday December 19) at Mothercare in Walsall and Stafford - with all stock reduced to...

today, 17:02 in Regional West
 

Elvis Presley song inspires church service for those having a 'blue' Christmas

CHRISTMAS celebrations and church events will be in full flow over the next few days, but one Tamworth church will be holding a service with a difference There will be no sparkling festive happy scenes when Holy Trinity Church in Wilnecote hosts the...

today, 16:39 in Regional West
 

Six members of neo-Nazi group National Action were 'trying to start race war'

Six neo-Nazis jailed for being members of the banned group National Action were trying to start a race war in the UK by spreading extreme right wing ideology. Police say the six were part of a "dangerous, well-structured organisation" and as...

today, 16:39 in Regional West
 

Fears HS2 could destroy ancient sites in Solihull

Fresh fears have been raised that the HS2 rail link could destroy undiscovered archaeological sites. Last week, Richard Lloyd, from the Heart of England High Speed Railway Action Group, voiced serious concerns about the harm the project could do to...

today, 16:39 in Regional West
 

Carabao Cup quarter final draw, TV details and rule changes as Leicester face Manchester City

Here is a handy guide telling you everything you need to know about this season's Carabao Cup. It includes all the fixtures and results, the key dates such as draws for the next rounds and when the semi finals and final are due to be played. There is...

today, 16:39 in Regional West
 


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